Disney has big plans for their Star Wars skinned overhaul of their American theme parks. Galaxy’s Edge (not to be confused with the popular smartphone), is set to open in Florida and California next year, with rides, shops and entire areas modeled on the Star Wars universe.
Few details have been revealed about what’s going to be included, but Polygon have picked up a story about “Oga’s Cantina” – a Mos Eisley-esque saloon bar that will give visitors a place to relax. Significantly, the bar will be the only place in Disney’s American parks where you can buy alcohol (with the exception of members attending the private Club 33 in New Orleans Square).
According to the press release, visitors won’t be able to take booze outside the cantina, so no one has to worry too much about tanked up students drinking bottle of space juice on Big Thunder Mountain, and the venue will even bring back former Star Tours pilot RX-24 to work as an in-house DJ.
“Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But with a history of being a smugglers’ safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell.
Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!
Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ. As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.”
There’s no word yet on whether Disneyland Paris is going to get Oga’s cantina, but the twin European parks are already slated to undergo a major overhaul over the next two years – with rides and areas themed around Marvel, Frozen, and Star Wars all in the works.